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Top Foundation Year Programs in Business Studies

A college foundation year is two to three semesters long and helps high school graduates prepare for a university program. For students who are not qualified to transfer directly to university, a foundation year bridges the gap and make higher learning available to students who are willing to work hard.

What is a foundation year in business studies? This course is an option for students who do not yet meet entry requirements for their chosen degree program. The foundation year strengthens a student’s academic, communication and business skills, and helps them gain acceptance to a university. A student can choose from a selection of classes that pertain to the aspect of business that they are most interested in, such as finance, management, leadership, international business, among others.

If a student is unsure if a degree program is right for him or her, the foundation year can be a time of confidence building. Students will generally have a firm grasp of what will be expected of them academically at the university level. Some programs allow students to learn at their own pace.

Many colleges around the world offer a foundation year in business. Cost varies from one school to another and from country to country. Students are encouraged to research the best options for them before committing to a program.

Students who complete a foundation year are then able to pursue a degree in business. Once they complete their academic career, they can enter the workforce in an area of business that they have mastered. Almost every industry has business jobs, so graduates might find themselves working as managers, marketing directors, financial advisors, retail operation directors, or others.

Most foundation year programs are taken in person rather than online. However, part time schedules may be available for students who need a flexible schedule. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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The University of Law Business School

The International Foundation Programme for Business is a one year course providing a pathway to undergraduate studies in Business. Students will gain an active understand ... [+]

International Foundation Programme - Business

The International Foundation Programme for Business is a one year course providing a pathway to undergraduate studies in Business. Students will gain an active understanding of a range of themes affecting the contemporary business world, such as international financial markets, management and marketing. Students will also undertake a research project, allowing them to consolidate and showcase their business knowledge, as well as the academic language, numeracy and research skills they will gain on the programme. Upon successful completion (at 50% overall grade and 55% in the English module) of the International Foundation Programme will guarantee students progression to the three-year undergraduate Business degree programmes at ULaw. ... [-]

United Kingdom London
September 2019
Full-time
9 months
Campus
Riphah International University

A qualification designed with our university partners to prepare you for first-year entry to undergraduate degree courses. Studying in small classes with NCUK in your hom ... [+]

International Foundation Year - IFY Guaranteed access to thousands of university degrees

A qualification designed with our university partners to prepare you for first-year entry to undergraduate degree courses. Studying in small classes with NCUK in your home country before you start your degree will give you the confidence you need before you start your degree course.

International Foundation Year Route Quality is at the heart of everything that we do so our qualifications meet the highest academic standards set by our university partners. As well as academic knowledge, the NCUK IFY will give you specialist English language, study and cultural skills that are an essential part of your degree course. This unique combination will help you to get into the University of your choice and get on with your future career. International Foundation Year Progression Route Engineering Programs Business Programs Health Sciences Programs Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering Business & Human Resource Management Biomedical Engineering Architectural Engineering Design Business Management with Finance Dental Materials Mechanical and Marine Engineering Cyber Security Computer Forensics with Business Forensics & Medical Science Chemical and Energy Engineering Economics/International Business Food Nutrition and Health Civil & Structural Engineering Law with Accounting and Finance (LLB) Medical Biochemistry Mechatronics and Robotics Economics, Money and Banking Medical Materials Electronic and Electrical Engineering Law Physiotherapy Systems and Control Engineering with Management Mathematics with Finance and Accounting Pharmacology & Physiology 1200 More with Placements offers to explore 1100 More with Placements offers to explore 400 More with Placements offers to explore... [-]
Pakistan Lahore
April 2019
Full-time
9 months
Campus
INTO Manchester in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University

Prepare for direct entry to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree in a range of Business and Humanities subjects at Manchester Metropolitan University. ... [+]

Prepare for direct entry to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree in a range of Business and Humanities subjects at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Course features Develop the knowledge and skills for your chosen degree through a specialist pathway. Guaranteed university placement for all successful students. Find out more about our money back guarantee. Benefit from smaller class sizes than at university, meaning you'll have more time with your teachers. Adapt to studying in the UK thanks to university-style teaching for subject-based modules. Guidance with your university applications, so you choose the best degree for you. Key course facts Course length: 3-4 Terms Start dates: 2018: September; 2019: January, June, September; 2020: January Fees: From £15,075 Class hours: 24 hours per week (20 hours per week during Term 1) Class size: 20 Class duration: Typically held Monday to Friday between 08.00 - 19.00 excluding bank holidays. However, there may be instances where classes need to be held outside these times due to unforeseen circumstances. Award: International Foundation Certificate (RQF Level 3) from NCUK. Course options: Standard (3-term, 9-month programme) Extended (Contains an additional term(s) of English language.) Entry requirements ... [-]
United Kingdom Manchester
September 2019
Full-time
9 - 12 months
Campus
British School of Marketing International

This course provides access to the final year of an undergraduate programme in Global Business Management. Students will study two levels in one academic year prior to pr ... [+]

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Course/BSMI Price/Scholarship Price

NVQ Level 4 Business Administration/£10,095/£6100

NVQ LEVEL 5 Leadership Management/£10,095/£6100

TOTAL: £20,190/£12,200

Programme Overview

This course provides an access to the final year of an undergraduate programme in Global Business Management. Students will study two levels in one academic year prior to progressing into the final year at Bournemouth University. As part of our commitment to our students, BSMI will provide students with further academic assistance in helping them with their skills to complete a bachelor degree in a total of 2 years.

What is special about this course? ... [-]
United Kingdom Bournemouth
May 2019
Full-time
12 months
Campus
St Clare's Oxford

St Clare’s is an international, independent centre of excellence in Oxford established in 1953. We welcome students from over 40 countries. Our Business Foundation is a ... [+]

St Clare’s is an international, independent centre of excellence in Oxford established in 1953. We welcome students from over 40 countries. Our Business Foundation is a year-long programme that prepares you for university study at highly ranked universities in the UK, Europe and beyond.

Why St Clare’s?

We help you with the transition from high school to university Small, interactive classes, 12 students maximum Continual support through one-to-one meetings with your Personal Tutor Individual guidance from our in-house expert Careers & Higher Education Advisers A small, friendly and truly international college Excellent location – an hour from London, in a safe, desirable suburb north of the city of Oxford Oxford is one of the greatest centres of learning in the world and your teachers include museums, lectures and cultural visits to help you make Oxford your classroom 100% of students who successfully completed the course got a place at university We find the right course at the best university for you. ... [-]
United Kingdom Oxford
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
University of East Anglia

Prepare for your bachelor's degree in a choice of over 50 degrees at a leading university. The INTO UEA International Foundation programme improves your level of English, ... [+]

Progress to a wide variety of undergraduate degrees at the University of East Anglia, ranging from accounting and finance to history of art.

Why apply for the International Foundation programme? A guaranteed route to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree at UEA (subject to meeting the specified entry requirements). You are a student of the University from day one, on a quality-assured, UEA-validated programme.

Course options available

International Foundation (3 terms) - this is the standard option, suitable for most students. Extended International Foundation (4 terms) - this option incorporates an additional term of intensive English language tuition at the beginning of the course, and English language entry requirements are lower. Where will this programme take me? ... [-]
United Kingdom Norwich
October 2019
Full-time
9 - 12 months
Campus
DLD College London

The Business and Economics pathway seeks to inspire future leaders and prepare students for undergraduate study in a range of courses. In the past, our students have rece ... [+]

A Level Business starts by teaching students the practical steps of starting up a small business. It finishes by discussing the detailed issues involved in running a large corporation like Dell Computer Plc.

What is Business at DLD?

Part of the Faculty of Social Sciences, A Level Business at DLD College allows learners to develop a holistic understanding of organisations in various business sectors and environments, drawing on local, national and global contexts. We embrace creativity and work to inculcate a measured approach to tackling questions that ultimately lead to justified judgments that avoid the ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach.Learners will apply a number of analytical techniques such as break-even analysis, investment appraisal tools and ratio analysis in order to investigate business opportunities and problems. They will be equipped to determine appropriate business strategy in a range of contexts. Business Tutors at DLD aim to create an atmosphere that is dynamic in terms of its delivery of subject material, stimulating and one that nurtures an awareness of events and issues within the global commercial environment.Students in the first year of the programme will all work towards the AS qualification. The content of the first year forms the foundation of the Eduqas A Level that is completed in the second year.... [-]

United Kingdom London
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Westminster International College

Students who do not have 'A' Level or equivalent qualifications for direct entry to a Bachelor's Degree Programme are required to complete a 3 Semester Degree Foundation ... [+]

Foundation in Business

Students who do not have 'A' Level or equivalent qualifications for direct entry to a Bachelor's Degree Programme are required to complete a 3 Semester Degree Foundation Course (DF) prior to commencing BA (Hons) Business Studies Course.

After finishing the Foundation Course, you can transfer directly to the main Degree course.

Students can expect to complete the entire degree foundation and degree in approximately 4 years.

Many of our students have found studying the Foundation Course prior to the main Degree schedule extremely useful. It will help you become accustomed to the rigour of academic learning and also provides an excellent orientation course for studying at undergraduate level in Malaysia and/or London.... [-]

Malaysia Subang Jaya
January 2020
12 months
Campus
Queen's University Belfast

Prepare for direct entry to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree in a range of Accounting, Economics, Humanities, Social Sciences and Law-related subjects at Queen's Univers ... [+]

Prepare for direct entry to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree in a range of Accounting, Economics, Humanities, Social Sciences and Law-related subjects at Queen's University Belfast.

Course features Develop the knowledge and skills for your chosen degree through a specialist pathway. Guaranteed university placement for all successful students. Find out more about our money back guarantee. Benefit from smaller class sizes than at university, meaning you'll have more time with your teachers. Adapt to studying in the UK thanks to university-style teaching for subject-based modules. Guidance with your university applications, so you choose the best degree for you. Key course facts Course length: 3-5 Terms Start dates: 2018: September; 2019: January, March, June, September; 2020: January Fees: From £16,115 Class hours: 20 hours per week minimum Class size: 16 Class duration: English classes per week: 8 hours (including a 1-hour tutorial) Subject module classes per week: 12 hours ... [-]
United Kingdom Belfast
June 2019
Full-time
9 - 15 months
Campus
Newcastle University London

Prepare for direct entry to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree in Accounting and Finance, International Business Management, or International Management and Marketing at N ... [+]

Prepare for direct entry to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree in Accounting and Finance, International Business Management, or International Management and Marketing at Newcastle University London.

Course features Develop the knowledge and skills for your chosen degree through a specialist pathway. Guaranteed university placement for all successful students. Find out more about our money back guarantee. Benefit from smaller class sizes than at university, meaning you'll have more time with your teachers. Adapt to studying in the UK thanks to university-style teaching for subject-based modules. Guidance with your university applications, so you choose the best degree for you. Key course facts Course length: 3-4 Terms Start dates: 2018: September, October; 2019: January, July, September, October; 2020: January Fees: From £15,445 Class hours: 21 hours per week on average Class size: 16 Class duration: Typically held Monday to Friday between 08.00 - 19.00 excluding bank holidays. However, there may be instances where classes need to be held outside these times due to unforeseen circumstances. Award: International Foundation Certificate (RQF Level 3) from Newcastle University. Course options: Standard (3-term, 9-month programme) Extended (Contains an additional term(s) of English language.) Entry requirements ... [-]
United Kingdom London
September 2019
Full-time
9 - 12 months
Campus
University of Gloucestershire

Prepare for direct entry to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree in a range of subjects including Accounting and Finance, Computing, Events Management, Geography, Law and Ph ... [+]

Prepare for direct entry to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree in a range of subjects including Accounting and Finance, Computing, Events Management, Geography, Law and Physical Education at the University of Gloucestershire.

Course features Develop the knowledge and skills for your chosen degree through a specialist pathway. Guaranteed university placement for all successful students. Find out more about our money back guarantee. Benefit from smaller class sizes than at university, meaning you'll have more time with your teachers. Adapt to studying in the UK thanks to university-style teaching for subject-based modules. Guidance with your university applications, so you choose the best degree for you. Key course facts Course length: 2-4 Terms Start dates: 2018: September; 2019: January, July, September; 2020: January Fees: From £7,880 Class hours: 18 hours per week minimum Class size: 16 Class duration: Standard:English classes per week: 6 hours Subject module classes per week: 12 hours Average total per week: 18 hours 6 month:English classes per week: 9 hours Subject module classes per week: 15 hours Average total per week: 24 hours Integrated: Subject module classes per week: 12 hours Average total per week: 18 hours ... [-]
United Kingdom Cheltenham
July 2019
Full-time
6 - 12 months
Campus
Newcastle University

Prepare for direct entry to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree in Economics, Finance, Marketing and Management related subjects at Newcastle University. ... [+]

Prepare for direct entry to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree in Economics, Finance, Marketing and Management related subjects at Newcastle University.

Course features Develop the knowledge and skills for your chosen degree through a specialist pathway. Guaranteed university placement for all successful students. Benefit from smaller class sizes than at university, meaning you'll have more time with your teachers. Adapt to studying in the UK thanks to university-style teaching for subject-based modules. Guidance with your university applications, so you choose the best degree for you. Key course facts Course length: 3-4 Terms Start dates: 2018: September; 2019: January, June, September; 2020: January, June Fees: From £18,500 Class hours: 21 hours per week on average Class size: 16 Class duration: Typically held Monday to Friday between 08.00 - 19.00 excluding bank holidays. However, there may be instances where classes need to be held outside these times due to unforeseen circumstances. Award: International Foundation Certificate (RQF Level 3) from Newcastle University. Course options: Standard (3-term, 9-month programme) Extended (Contains an additional term(s) of English language.) Entry requirements ... [-]
United Kingdom Newcastle upon Tyne
September 2019
Full-time
9 - 12 months
Campus
University of Stirling

Prepare for direct entry to Year 2 of an undergraduate degree in a wide range of subjects including Accounting, Business, Economics, Finance, Management and Marketing at ... [+]

Prepare for direct entry to Year 2 of an undergraduate degree in a wide range of subjects including Accounting, Business, Economics, Finance, Management and Marketing at the University of Stirling.

With this pathway, you'll also have the opportunity to progress to one of seven other leading Scottish universities - if you choose this option, you may progress to Year 1 or Year 2 of your degree, depending on the university you choose.

Course features A specialist programme helping you to develop the knowledge and skills for your chosen degree. Study academic modules that reflect the first year of your chosen degree. Guaranteed university placement for all successful students - find out more about our money back guarantee. Our class sizes are smaller than you’ll typically experience at university – so you'll have more time with your teachers. You will have university-style lessons for subject-based modules, to help you adapt to the studying in the UK. Guidance with your university application, ensuring you choose the best degree for you. Key course facts Course length: 3-4 Terms Start dates: 2018: September; 2019: January, June, September; 2020: January Fees: From £15,075 Class hours: 21 hours per week on average Class size: 16 Class duration: English classes per week: 6 hours Subject module classes per week: 15 hours Average total per week: 21 hours ... [-]
United Kingdom Stirling
June 2019
Full-time
9 - 12 months
Campus
INTO Manchester

Preparing you for direct entry to the first year of an undergraduate degree in the UK, the International Foundation in Business and Humanities offers entry to degree subj ... [+]

Preparing you for an undergraduate degree in a variety of subjects at leading UK universities, in areas such as finance, management, law, politics and sociology, and more.

Why apply for the International Foundation programme? Guaranteed conditional progression to one of NCUK's 16 universities (subject to meeting progression requirements). A quality-assured, NCUK accredited programme. Recognised by a wide range of other leading UK universities.

Course options available

Fast-Track International Foundation (2 terms) - this option provides intensive tuition and English language entry requirements are typically higher. International Foundation (3 terms) - this is the standard option, suitable for most students. Headstart Foundation (3 terms) - this includes an additional two weeks of learning that introduces you to British culture and history. Extended International Foundation (4 terms) - this option features an additional term of English at the beginning for extra language support and English language entry requirements are typically lower. Where will this programme take me? ... [-]
United Kingdom Manchester
January 2020
Full-time
6 - 12 months
Campus
University of Kent - International Pathway Programmes

The Social Sciences IFP offers specific pathways in Business and Economics (Business Studies, Management Studies, Marketing Studies, and Economics Studies), Law (Law Stud ... [+]

International Foundation Programme (Social Sciences) - Credit

The Kent International Foundation Programme (IFP) is primarily designed for international students, allowing them to develop their academic knowledge and skills, and if required their English language ability, for entry to Undergraduate study at university.

The Social Sciences IFP offers specific pathways in Business and Economics, Law, Psychology, as well as a general Social Sciences studies.

Overview

The programme, on offer at the University of Kent for over 25 years, takes place on the Canterbury campus and students are full members of the University with access to University accommodation and all academic, welfare, social and sport facilities on campus. With academic subject modules and academic skills modules taught by highly qualified University of Kent tutors, the IFP leads to a range of degree programmes in the Social Sciences including pathways to Anthropology, Business, Journalism, Law, Psychology, and Politics.... [-]

United Kingdom Canterbury
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus